Ministry Team

Apostolic Leaders/Senior Pastors: Matthew and Stephanie Gerrity


Called and separated unto the Lord from an early age, Matthew and Stephanie each responded to that call, serving The Lord first individually and then as a couple. Matthew and Stephanie gave five years of their lives together to help plant and establish a Church in the Lehigh Valley (2008-2013), where they served in various areas of responsibility. During that time, the Lord ignited a strong passion in them and gave them a burden to see the Lehigh Valley transformed further for the Glory of God.


In June 2013, as part of an Apostolic Team, they founded Lehigh Valley Worship Center (LVWC). Over the years, Matthew and Stephanie served in many areas of increasing responsibility at the Worship Center and throughout the Body of Christ, including leading Praise, Worship, Intercession, Teaching, and Outreach. In June 2019, the Apostolic Team set Matthew & Stephanie as Senior Pastors/ Servant Leaders of LVWC.


In 2023, Lehigh Worship Center’s name was officially changed to River of Heaven Worship Center (ROHWC) to align with the expanded mission and vision directed by the Lord: an Apostolic House of Faith reaching into and having an impact far beyond the Lehigh Valley, reaching into Pennsylvania, Our Nation, and the Nations.


Matthew and Stephanie carry the Glory of God and move in a powerful breakthrough anointing that brings healing, freedom, and deliverance to many. God has graced them with the heart of David, coupled with a strong apostolic and prophetic edge in preaching and teaching the Word of God. They flow mightily in the gifts of the Spirit, especially as skilled minstrels/psalmists. Their ministry is marked by humility and compassion, and it is known for mighty signs, wonders, miracles, healing, freedom, and deliverance in The Name of Jesus.


Matthew & Stephanie are ordained through Faith Covenant Ministries (FCM).

Next Generations Team Leader:

Minister: Mellisa Bonilla


Minister Mellisa has served in increasing roles of responsibility over the years throughout the Body of Christ, especially in kids, youth, young adults, and intercession ministry. Minister Mel flows powerfully in the gifts of The Spirit, with a specialty in the areas of breakthrough and deliverance. She is moved with compassion for the lost and is a skilled and anointed teacher of the Word of God.


Minister Mel is a licensed minister through Faith Covenant Ministries (FCM).